Master of Education in Higher Education
The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Higher Education prepares graduates for entry-level leadership positions at public and private universities, community colleges, and proprietary institutions. The program is distinguished by its emphasis on integrating practical and relevant administrative skills with a broad understanding of issues facing higher education institutions. The M.Ed. program allows students to choose a sequence of courses emphasizing student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, or higher education organization.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Discuss the historical and philosophical influences that have guided the evolution of higher education in the U.S.
- Discuss the ways in which institutional mission, type and organizational structure shapes the nature of student affairs or intercollegiate athletics work.
- Discuss the nature of leading and working with and in diverse organizations.
- Discuss the requisite knowledge to fulfill key student affairs responsibilities (e.g., ethical practice, diversity awareness, supervision, assessment, etc.).
- Discuss and articulate an informed perspective on several contested issues in higher education (e.g., student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, etc.).
Higher Education Organization
Entry to mid-level administration in non-student services at universities, community colleges, and proprietary institutions:
- Facilities management.
- Public relations.
- Institutional advancement.
- Business affairs.
- Human relations administration.
Entry to mid-level management in student services:
- Hall director.
- Cultural center director.
- Academic advisor.
- Study abroad programs.
- International programs.
- Intercollegiate athletics.